Benefits Bulletin - 2nd Quarter 2017

ACA Replacement Bill Announced: On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills—collectively known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process. To address concerns raised by both Democrats and fellow Republicans, the House Republican leadership released amendments to the bills on March 20, 2017.If enacted, the new law would not repeal the ACA entirely, although it would make significant changes to key provisions.

Update: On March 24, 2017, House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It is unclear whether the bill might be rescheduled, and if so, when. You can expect updates in the future, but in the meantime, the failed legislation provides information about potential future Republican health care reform.

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